21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Componency
Part of our value-added professional format series of U.S. military manuals, this U.S. Marine Corps manual addresses the fundamental principles of Marine Corps componency. More
Part of our value-added professional format series of U.S. military manuals, this U.S. Marine Corps manual addresses the fundamental principles of Marine Corps componency. It deals with the Marine Corps component under a combatant command; the role of the Marine Corps component commander and staff; the relationship of the Marine Corps component commander with the combatant commander, other Service component commanders, and the Marine air-ground task force commander. It describes the role of the Marine Corps component commander in a joint task force and the relationship of the Marine Corps component commander with the Marine Corps' Service component at the combatant command. It further discusses the role of the Marine Corps Reserve within the Marine Corps Total Force concept. Lastly it delineates the functions of a Marine Corps component throughout the phases of an expeditionary campaign.
This publication provides guidance for the commanders and their staffs of Marine Corps components and major subordinate commands. It also provides information for the Joint Staff, joint force commanders and their staffs, and other Service components on how Marine Corps components will support the joint force. Included are descriptions of command relationships and the Service support functions performed by Marine Corps component headquarters.
Contents: Chapter 1 - Fundamentals * Chapter 2 - The Marine Corps Component * Chapter 3 - Service Support Functions * Chapter 4 - Conclusion
As a bonus, this reproduction includes the Marine Corps Manual, the basic publication of the United States Marine Corps issued by the Commandant of the Marine Corps and approved by the Secretary of the Navy - sold separately for $7.99. It is a regulatory publication for the Department of the Navy as defined in U.S. Navy Regulations. The Marine Corps Manual is designed primarily for use by Marine Corps commanders and their staffs, Navy officers exercising command over Marines, the staff of the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and the staffs of the bureaus and offices of the Navy Department. Contents: Chapter 1 - General Administration And Management * Chapter 2 - Manpower * Chapter 3 - Operations And Readiness * Chapter 4 - Logistics
The manual describes the Marine Corps mission and functions: The Marine Corps shall be organized, trained, and equipped to: (1) Provide Fleet Marine Forces of combined arms, together with supporting air components, for service with the United States Fleet in the seizure or defense of advanced naval bases and for the conduct of such land operations as may be essential to the prosecution of a naval campaign. (2) Provide detachments and organizations for service on armed vessels of the Navy, and security detachments for the protection of naval property at naval stations and bases. (3) Develop, in coordination with the Army, Navy, and Air Force, the doctrines, tactics, techniques, and equipment employed by landing forces in amphibious operations. The Marine Corps shall have primary interest in the development of those landing force doctrines, tactics, techniques, and equipment which are of common interest to the Army and the Marine Corps. (4) Provide, as required, Marine forces for airborne operations, in coordination with the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force and in accordance with doctrines established by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (5) Develop, in coordination with the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force, doctrines, procedures, and equipment of interest to the Marine Corps for airborne operations which are not provided for by the Army.
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